What does Mamie mean?
Mamie \m(a)-mie\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-mee. It is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mamie is "star of the sea; pearl". Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl" or Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". The name is borne by Patrick Dennis's eccentric fictional character Auntie Mame, a central character of a book, a Broadway musical, and a movie. See also Mimi. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
Mamie▼ has 23 more alternative forms via Margaret, Mary, Mimi: Madge▼, Maggie, Mair, Maire, Maisie, Malia, Mallie▼, Mare, Maree, Marge▼, Margie▼, Maria, Marice, Marie▼, Mariel▼, Marin, Marit, Marje, Marjie, Markie, Maure, Maymie▼ and Mimi.
Mamie is a very popular first name for women (#356 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Mamie for girls. Mamie reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Mamie and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Mamie are Madge, Maggie (#239 last year), Maisie (#658), Malia (#345), Mallie, Mame, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margie, Maria (#115), Marie (#579), Mariel, Marin, Mary (#120), Mayme, Maymie and Mimi. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5125%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2653%, down 48.2%), with forms such as Margie, Marie, Mariel, Mayme and Maymie becoming somewhat dated. Maggie (#239), Maisie (#658) and Malia (#345) are three of the more fashionable birth names among these, with Maggie enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)